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p.m. lo, it is 9:00 you are watching live from paris. sailing into a new era. the first american cruise liner to cuba and more than four decades now docks in havana, a year and a half after the u.s. and cuba reestablished diplomatic ties. the danger for the environment and the food we eat. slamming the major trade deals between europe and the united states rid publishing hundreds accord. on the we would hear from one of france's leading prime minister's.
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and the assad regime needs to recommit to the country's cease-fire. so says the white house. the weeklong truce hanging by threads after hundreds of people killed. ♪ >> thank you very much for joining us on france 24. cuba havestripes in been flying since the first american cruise ship since the 1970's docks in havana. the adonia and its 750 passengers have come on commercial travel. step inks the latest the reestablishment of relations
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between cuba and the united states, announced at the end of 2014. many cubans waiting at the dockside, cause for celebration. >> it is time for togetherness. >> it is time for peace. >> it is time for everything to be ok and have the cuban and american flag. >> it is time to come together. >> and never be separated again. >> i hope this is the first of many that we have the icebreaker, drive forward. we cubans are very happy. catherine: and we have more about this historic arrival. reporter: the reaction has been rightly positive. it is a holiday in cuba. , the day after yesterday was the first of may, the world reunites, huge protests, demonstrations for workers rights. and today, it was a bank
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holiday. there hasn't been the volume of people that there has been for other cruises that have arrived in havana. but there were at least 100 people. they were in a joyous mood, welcoming the few -- cruise ship. cuban and flags together, representing the broad friendship. catherine: that was augustin in havana. and now the petition calling for the venezuelan president to be recalled has got 1.5 8 million signatures. that is according to the opposition behind the petition. experiencing for our daily power outages in many cities. food shortages, and widespread [indiscernible] the president has dismissed this and says he will stay in power.
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europe and the united states need to stop their talks on a major new trade deal. it has leaked over 200 pages of classified details on the atlantic trade partnership. the environmental pressure group claiming this would hurt environmental and food safety standards. we have more. reporter: emblazoned on the walls of the parliament, hundreds of leaked documents giving a rare insight into the secretary of -- secretive talks. they are calling for more transparency on the controversial free-trade negotiation. >> we think it should be stopped immediately and the start of a real public debate on what should be the content of a trade agreement. reporter: this confirms fears that the transatlantic partnership would reduce
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europe's environmental protection standards and reports the risks of climate change -- and ignore risks of climate change. >> it is about protecting the environment and the consumers. reporter: european consumers hit back, saying they were present negotiating positions, not a final agreement, and the environment and consumers will be corrected. >> greenpeace has been making this receptive. the u.s. and environment what is to be signed up by the end of the year -- and the european union want this to be signed off by the end of the year. and say will create jobs boost economic activity and open access to government contracts. but the controversial accord is facing mounting opposition as protesters voice opposition to the process and what it means
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for workers and consumers on both sides of the atlantic. catherine: sticking with this story, we have a leading french environmentalist and that member of the european parliament. the you for being with us. -- thank you being with us. we haven't spots from the u.s. government, they say that leaks are misleading, we are not worried about it. is this far from finalized at this point? should be be alarmed by what greenpeace has published? >> i think that what greenpeace list today is right. and the discussion in the european parliament, weight talk about this -- very evenly. people from the united states, people are struggling with these agreements. and what we are seeing today with the papers that have been publicly put on by greenpeace, that the tax that we are clear
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by the big companies, who want foodntrol the issues about , about environmental issues, about gas, and also, this is clearly insight of the documents , the fact that the companies will be able if this agreement goes on, will be able to attack the government's, to change way weaws, to change the are struggling with environmental issues for health issues to the people. this is one of the main problems . at the same time, the problem of jobs in the united states is very important too. you have this american act which has been put on by roosevelt in 1930, the countries, the states, it prevents companies coming from outside.
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this is also very important to protect employment in the united states. so all of these many reasons, we , butthis in this document if you want to see clearly how is the agreement will look like, you can see it clearly in the 1500 pages of the three trade agreements with canada, which is already finished. it is not rectified for the moment, and that is why i think it is very important at this moment to fight strongly to say to the government, to the people, we don't have to rectify this agreement with canada, because it is the beginning of the 50 agreement. catherine: supporters of the ttip say it would be worth $100 billion in economic gains took place. a lot of people would say that is a deal worth trying to make happen. joker me, it is clearly a
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because already, europe and the united states, they have the biggest market in the world. this is already organized. for example, because the attacks are very low, and products are going from one site to another of the atlantic see. so we don't need to change this to have more business. the problem is that the company wants to control all of the things about environmental and food, and they want to export the lowest conditions of growing or emitting in the council, [indiscernible] so this is really the problem. but you have very few protections for the geographic indications that mean the european products can be completely transformed in the
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united states or canada, and this is going completely against the rules of the european union for which we are fighting also at the international level. catherine: clearly you are very passionate about this. but negotiations have been going on for three years now. it has been rather opaque. do you think ordinary people in europe and the united states really know or at this point care what this deal would mean to them? when you see what is happening in europe, more and more people, this is the majority of the people are against the agreement. even some governments, for example the french government are saying now, i think we have to stop it. same thing in the united states. when you look at the debates for the elections in the united states, you are seeing mrs. , or mr. mr. sanders trump, all of these three people are saying we have to stop with
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this negotiation. that means nobody wants this anymore. they know this is going clearly against the people, and the people are going to start off feeling bad, and even now, we are trying to organize the fight against the people. the european court of justice. catherine: and briefly considering all of that, do you think the ttip will ever become reality? >> i don't think so. since the beginning, this has to stop because it is completely irresponsible to go off in that direction. these are thousands and thousands of farmers put out of their farmers if this goes on. so this is clearly not profitable. withis moment particularly the european agriculture is really in crisis. catherine: thank you very much,
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speaking to us live from strasburg. looking across the middle east, there is a new call from moscow and washington fighting for syria to stop the russian and u.s. for ministers speaking to each other on the phone today. it is the month and a half old truce deal that hangs out by a thread. bashar al-assad leans to live up to his commitment with these hostilities. fighting has intensified in the real parts of syria. last week, a hospital in aleppo was destroyed by bombing. the u.s. serious it was in geneva today -- secretary of state was in geneva today. we have more with the latest dramatic efforts -- diplomatic efforts. >> with ongoing violence in syria, renewed peace talks in geneva. secretary of state john kerry is
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trying to wave the fragile cease-fire and extended to aleppo. weeks,rry: in the last the frustration of hostilities has been put to the test, and it has frayed in certain areas and fallen completely in a few areas. aleppo is particularly disturbing to everybody for what has happened there. reporter: over the past week, hundreds were killed in aleppo. the u.s. and allies have long maintained the syrian jets aided by russia had been carrying out airstrikes on areas not controlled by extremists. >> what is happening in aleppo is a crime. it is a tragedy, a violation of humanitarian law for which we regimeshar and the responsible and the allies. reporter: washington has called out the safe zones in the rebel held areas.
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over the a safe zone whole country. rebel factions have said it is the only kind of truce they would respect. the u.n. official on joy -- go there on will monday. catherine: staying in the region, two rockets have hit the turkish town of kilis. has saidrs news agency the rockets killed one person and wounded others. according to that same group, they returned fire into syria, hitting targets. they suffer from frequent hits of rocket fire. and in brussels, it has been a rocky day, but the airport has returned to 80% of normal director services. this is six weeks after the suicide bombings that left 16 people dead. the whole airport will be open
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on sunday. they have been reporting long queues of passengers. julia sieger tells us more. all the glass windows and display panels have been replaced. the departure round is new. not one trace of the terrorist attacks, except this memorial with messages from family members of those who died here. , ithen i look at this brings me closer to what they lived. employees to are acting like nothing ever happened here, putting on a smile to welcome travelers. >> it is a weird feeling to be back after what happened. but at the same time, we are proud and happy to be here. reporter: police security checks have been reinstated at the entrance of the hall. all people must be scanned. >> i got here at 9:45.
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12:45.ht was at i'm scared of missing it. reporter: some travelers even measure -- wonder if these measures are necessary. >> if someone wanted to explode a bomb, there are enough people here to kill in the hall. reporter: the airport will not run to full capacity until june, the start of the summer season. catherine: two tiger reserves in india are under threat from massive wildfires that have already killed seven people in recent weeks. the pleases, -- blazes, after weeks without water. the central indian state, they say water is more precious than gold. we have more on what caused the drought and how 330 million people living in drought zones are coping. reporter: water is now so precious it is protected by armed guards.
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this reservoir is the main source of drinking water for thousands in the central indians date, and to stop local farmers from stealing it, it is patrolled 24 hours a day. >> we have never had a situation like this. this time, it is a serious water crisis in the entire region. the situation is even worse here. we are trying our best to protect the water round-the-clock with guns. reporter: this temperatures at a sweltering 45 degrees celsius, reservoirs in the region and a host of rivers and wells already dried up. it is india's worst water crisis in years. a quarter of the population is suffering from drought after the last monsoon rains failed. victim of the soaring temperatures and the severe dry spell are the pine forests. >> the mountain range region is highly susceptible to fires, and
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because this year there has beenbuilt rainfall -- there has been no seasonable rainfall. reporter: drought conditions have been worsened by the el niño weather system which could weekend this year's monsoon rain . that is set for june, but with india suffering, they can't come to enough. -- soon enough. catherine: assist pilot is back in the sky, -- eight pilot is back in the sky hoping to finish poweredp by a plane only by the sun. they began in march 2015. they had to break off the attorney while the plane battery got heat damaged going from japan to hawaii. in 2002 andhed promotes renewable energy innovation.
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it is time for the business news. we have been talking quite a bit this half hour about greenpeace's leaks over the ttip alliance. the european union has to the shoot a denial about this leak. they flat-out rejected allegations but they proposed a trade deal between the eu and the united states, and it was under consumer protection standards. the desire comes after greenpeace got his hands on hundreds of documents. they alleged that these things would be at the center of policymaking to the detriment of the environment and public health in europe. .hief moody reports reporter: hundreds of leaked documents in rare insight into the secretive ti tip talks.
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revealed some of the context, calling for more transparency of free trade negotiations. >> we think this should be stopped immediately and the start of a real public debate on what should be the content of a trade agreement between the u.s. and that you and -- and the eu. reporter: this would reduce europe's environmental protection standards as well as ignoring the risks of climate change and influencing major corporations, they say. >> americans have a different philosophy of protecting the environment and consumers. reporter: european negotiators , these are present negotiating positions, not a final agreement, and the environment and consumers will be protected. >> some of the points that greenpeace has been making [indiscernible] they are absolutely wrong. reporter: the europe union wants
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this to be signed by the end of the year. it includes labeling and investor state arbitration. investors say it will boost economic activity by removing red tape and opening access to government contracts. a controversial authorities face mounting opposition as protesters voiced concern about the process and what it will mean for workers and consumers on both sides of the atlantic. let's get a check of the market action. all of the main indexes are in the green at this hour. stocks responding to newly released data that shows manufacturing in the united states once again expanding in the month of april. you can see gains across the board at this hour. in europe, the main indexes in session in green as well. 0.3%.urt closed up the footsie in london was closed
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from a day. let's take a look at some of the other stories aching headlines. result has issued a 72 hour ban on [indiscernible] this comes after facebook does not turn over data in a criminal investigation. this is the second time in six. apple was blocked for 48 hours but lifted after this. energy giant halliburton and baker hughes have called off the $28 billion merger. this comes after the u.s. justice department filed a suit in early april to block the deal. this would have been the second and third largest oil service providers eliminating significant competition. the u.s. attorney general said this a victory for the u.s. economy and all americans. this koread of division was shouted at and slapped, so he issued an apology
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five years after it was ordered to remove products from south korean shelves. there have been south korean disinfectants responsible for nearly 100 deaths. they are working on plans to compensate victims and set up an $8 million humanitarian fund. here in france, a new man will take the helm of the french flag carrier. he has been named chief executive of the air france klm group. he is replacing the other .ethods oversaw massive costs elliott richardson reports on how the new ceo will be facing some turbulent times ahead. reporter: is the tide beginning to turn? klm made profits in 2015 for the first time in seven years, and now they have a new leader. he is renowned for his prowess in the airline business and transport market. he was selected by the board.
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theairline has struggled in wake of fierce competition. low-cost things like easyjet and offered have competition that may for turbulent few years. outgoing chief executive alexander dejuniak was brought in to halt debt, and they had net profit of 8 million euros in 2015. many attribute that some 28 decline in fuel prices. he attempted to cut costs, launch a low-cost service, reduce number of long-haul flights, and add 2000 jobs, but was met with fierce competition from the unions. the proposal resulted in a four day pilot strike, the worst industrial dispute in the airline's history. shirt torn off
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by fellow employees. the management meeting was abandoned. the union discussions are still ongoing. the first thing will be to console tensions. isand craig wright says he nakamoto, the person behind bitcoin. if so, he would end the mystery behind who is responsible for creating that currency. he said he lost bitcoin in 2009 with the help of others. it is a secretive form of virtual money based on meth medical codes, and there are billions of of worth of that in circulation. despite outing himself, all he wants is to be left alone. i didn't decide. i had people decide this matter for me. and making life difficult not for me but my friends, my family, my staff. i have staff here in london, i have staff overseas. and they want to be private,
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they don't want all of this to affect them. i don't want money, i don't want fame, i don't want adoration, i just want to be left alone. reporter: and finally, remember the lawsuit when it mcdonald's customer sued someone over the copy being too hot? now a woman is suing starbucks with too much ice. suing $5 million. the suit alleges that the under field its drinks to earn more profit and misleads its customers. have't know about you, i never noticed more ice in starbucks. other places potentially. [laughter] thank you very much. it is time for banking.
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